Find an Ecotherapist

To be listed here, please review the information on how to contribute to this site–there’s a section for ecotherapists who’d like to be added to this page.

Please note that having an ecotherapist listed here does not equal endorsement of that person or business; do your own research as to the qualifications and skills of each individual practitioner.

New Mexico

Matthew ‘Mateo’ Klepper
2001 Agua Fria St, Santa Fe, NM, 87505
mateo (at)
MA counseling psychology (Southwestern College, Santa Fe, NM) LMHC, 96 hour ‘Transformational Ecopsychology” certificate program.
I currently offer ecotherapy to individuals living in the Santa Fe, NM area. I also provide telehealth psychotherapy and therapeutic coaching. In ecotherapy, nature is the co-therapist, an entity which activates the parasympathetic nervous system needed to feel calm, making it easier to access deeper parts of self. Daily stressors make it difficult to explore more meaningful aspects of life, and also impacts our ability to learn. By increasing a greater sense of calm and awareness, a creative, curious, and playful side of self is able to emerge, giving individuals the opportunity to see life challenges from new perspectives and undercover means for maintaining a greater sense of equanimity. With the support of the ecotherapist these realizations are reinforced by aiding the individual with identifying avenues through which to integrate and apply their insights. Experiencing the rituals and practices that bring meaning often makes it easier to cope with the demands of daily living, and by prioritizing these practices are able to move more deeply into balance and alignment with one’s ever-evolving developmental needs.


Mitch Bacon – GroundPDX
4004 SE Woodstock Blvd. #9
Portland, OR 97202
M.A. LMFT — Former Wilderness Therapy Guide/WFR

GroundPDX sets out to be an urban ecotherapy practice. Based out of a yurt for an office, set in a garden. Therapeutic work is done from the yurt, the garden, or nature itself as there is a hiking trail a 5 minute walk from. GroundPDX is where therapy is rooted in nature.

Thomas Joseph Doherty, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist
Sustainable Self
N Portland: 4039 N. Mississippi Ave, Suite 309, Portland, OR 97227
SE Portland: 4004 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland, OR 97202

Thomas is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides ecotherapy services and does research on environment psychology. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), a member of the APA Task Force on Global Climate Change, and Past President of APA Div. 34, the Society for Environmental, Population and Conservation Psychology. Thomas founded one of the first environmentally-focused certificate programs for mental health counselors and therapists. He was also the founding editor of the peer-reviewed interdisciplinary academic journal Ecopsychology.

South Carolina

Charlton Hall, LMFT/S, RPT-S
12 Pelham Road, Suite B
Greenville SC 29615
(864) 384-2388
Bachelor of Science in Experimental Psychology, USC Upstate
Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, Converse College
Two-Year Post-Graduate Fellowship in Mindfulness, Ecotherapy and the Family System
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Supervisor in South Carolina LMFT/S#4606
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in NC LMFT # 1628 and SC LMFT # 4525
Registered Play Therapy Supervisor #S1947
Member of the Association for Play Therapy
Member of the South Carolina Association for Play Therapy
Certified Hypnotist with the National Board of Professional and Ethical Standards

Author of the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workbook and the 12-week program Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy, a blending of Mindfulness and Ecopsychology. MBE uses nature to facilitate mindful awareness. MBE is used as a framework for helping individuals and families to find deeper connections in their own lives, and to give more meaning and enjoyment to the activities of daily living.


Ana María Tekina-eirú Maynard, PhD
Austin, Texas
(512) 251-8122
Master Certified Spiritual Life Coach (MCC, CLC, CSC) through the World Coach Institute
Credentialed Associate Certified Coach (ACC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF)

Tekina-eirú Maynard is an indigenous woman and a logical, creative thinker who is dedicated to helping healthcare practitioners who are facing burnout. She will help you revitalize your spirit by helping you transform: consuming work-life imbalance to include restorative self-care; physical exhaustion from work overload that has you on the path to burnout; emotional fatigue from personal challenges brought on by overload. She will help you develop a healing connection to nature that works with your beliefs and lifestyle.

Amy Sugeno, LCSW, Clinical Ecotherapist
PO Box 875, Marble Falls, TX 78654
830-613-1650, amy(at)
LCSW, 55 hours of Ecotherapy Certificate training

I offer individual and group ecotherapy counseling, specializing in attachment and other types of trauma, including working with individuals who are living with cancer. I also offer clinical ecotherapy training retreats to mental health professionals, interns, and students, and ecotherapy training to other professionals wishing to integrate nature into their work, such as medical professionals, clergy and ministers, and environmental educators. I regularly give community and conference presentations about ecotherapy, including ecotherapy basics, ecotherapy and working with attachment trauma and adoption/foster care, ecotherapy for mental health clinicians, and nature-based self-care ideas. I primarily work in wilderness settings in central Texas, bringing in nature as a co-therapist into people’s healing and growth process.